今週のWord of the Weekは「marvel」です. “Marvel”, apart from being a little comic brand with quite a few minor film franchises, is also a verb and a noun. It’s one of those English words we got from the Normans, even though we were already using ‘wonder’, which means the same. Its adjective is ‘marvellous’ (or ‘marvelous’ if you’re American), just what this WOTW series is, right?
To keep you motivated when learning English it can be helpful to set goals. This gives you something to focus on and aim for, but how can you set goals? It’s not always easy so we thought it would be helpful to give you a system for setting goals. You can use it with anything, not just learning English.
One thing that most learners are concerned about, and that we’ve talked about before, is improving. But, how long does it take to get better at English? It is a difficult question to answer, but there are some guidelines we can give, so that you have an idea of how much you need to work to jump up a level.
What’s the best way to study? In general or, specifically, for a test? Over the years there has been a lot of interest and research into how people learn and remember things from. Here are some tips we have for better studying.